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The potential role of cardiac resynchronization therapy in acute heart failure syndromes.
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PMID:  21431357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been demonstrated to improve mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic, stable heart failure who have reduced left ventricular ejection fraction and prolonged QRS duration. Patients with acute heart failure syndromes (AHFS) have been excluded from major CRT trials. The potential benefits and risks of implementation of these devices in the AHFS setting are largely unknown. In this review, we discuss the role that early implementation of CRT may have in improving postdischarge outcomes. In addition, we also discuss the potential adverse consequences of inserting these devices in patients who are in the tenuous clinical state of AHFS.
Authors:
Norman C Wang; Sanjoy Bhattacharya; Mihai Gheorghiade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure reviews     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612481     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street B-535, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA, wangnc@upmc.edu.
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